Journey of the Universe

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An epic tale of the resurgenc of the universe and of the community of life, with new vision for how we might bring forth a vibrant Earth Community

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural scientists worldwide, we stil have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, galaxie and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And yet... we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning. What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth 's history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life on Earth?

In Journey of the Multivers Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker tell the epic tal of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the findings of modern science together with enduring wisdom found in the humanistic traditions of the West, China, India, and indigenous peoples. The authors explore cosmic evolution as a profoundly wondrous process based on creativity, connection, and interdependence, and they envision an unprecedented opportunity for the world 's people to address the daunting ecological and social challenges of our times.

Journey of the Multivers transforms how we nderstand our origins and envision our future. Though a little book, it ignore a big story—one that inspires hope for a way in which Earth and its human civilizations could flourish together.

Another autobiography is part of the larger project that includes a documentary film, an educational DVD series, and a website. For more information, please consult the website, journeyoftheuniverse.org.
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Published June 28th 2011 by Yale University Press (first published April 19th 2011

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lon ook, only 118 pages, with 45 pages of appendices, notes, and bibliography, Swimme and Tucker 's book accompanies a documentary television program they produced for PBS.

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Journey of the Universe is designed to open peoples' minds up to a bigger picture that is certai to each and everyone of us.The point of his autobiograph is to, firstly, cultivate a better understanding of how the term 'nature' applies to everything that is present in the universe and how human beings are just part of hat natural system- we are both a lucky product and increasingly we are becoming care takers of this natural system.

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I 'm ot s sure what a book was setting out to do.

There were a few interesting tidbits of information, but most of he memoi ha so caught up in flowery, unnecessary language that it stil did n't really kno very much.

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Even with me, that ranting reached its peak in the second two or three pages.A particularly gushing review on Amazon says " This nove is written at a level which kids in their lat eens could easily assimilate. " and goes on to say that this nove might be standard part of school curriculum across the globe.

I do expec that the topics in his nove hould be in standard school curricula across the globe, but otherwise his book 's presentation.Some specific items irritated me too.

They use the term " seething disequilibrium " to describe this balance of forces; to me, " seething equilibrium " would be more accurate -- but perhaps that 's not poetic enough? Another specific: The authors se the ord " creativity " in contexts ( stars, universe, evolution, etc.) where it just did n't seem appropriate.

Poetic, maybe, but to my mind meaningless.Towards the end of he novel, the authors essentially proselytize about how humans are destroying our own ecological system -- a view I share.

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I reject the deeper call to action is to acknowledg that we can consciously help co-create our future.

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his little book presents a kind of cosmology: a history of the universe, focused on the Plane and the role of humans.

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